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Kentucky (USA) by Stuart S. Janney III  -  Phipps Stable

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Orb...

How hard is it for a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby? Read More
As the Kentucky Derby prep season continues to heat up, we look at the top TimeformUS speed figures turned in by this year's three-year-old crop.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · When they say they incorporate pace into their speed figures, and their top two speed figures for 2013 are given to a horse running loose on the lead, what's to wonder about? · 52 days ago ·
  • buzzcat859 · these #s will change after the Swale LOL · 52 days ago ·
You can better believe that Shug will not do anything without Honor Code signaling his readiness. I say trust in Shug. Trust in him to do what is right by his charge. Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Never debated that Paul.That is why he is in the Hall Of Fame. But mainly because he called the shots on all of the horses,not some rich Wannabees who enjoy seeing their names in print. Shug is not only that great of a trainer,he is a classy person. · 64 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · McGaughey is a good one, BUT having the stock he has makes it a lot easier. · 64 days ago ·
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is an opportunity to have some fun and make a wager while trying to pick the winner of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby 80 or so days in advance. In other words, the Future is now.Read More
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  • oldgreymare · no we miss artie or pecorino?.... · 72 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · oldgreymare--We Miss Artie and Pecorino are part of the mutuel field #24. There is a 3 or 4 person committee that helps Churchill Downs set the betting interests in each Pool. · 72 days ago ·
I thought wtc deserved 3 year old award but damn they didnt even give orb the once over just treated him like a claimer.
Mucho Macho Man’s nose victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic has been voted by fans the 2013 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Moment of the Year.Read More
As we embark on that long journey towards the 2014 Kentucky Derby, I am reminded of what a great learning experience the road to the first Saturday in May has been for me personally over the years as a horseplayer. Everything is under the microscope, and therefore gives us as horseplayers, an even c...Read More
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  • AcrossTheBoard · The year Make Music for Me foiled my chances, I loved Super Saver and keyed him on top of a super while boxing like 8 in the back. I placed my bet and jumped on a plane for Cabo San Lucas. I touched down not knowing what happened in the Derby. Got a call from my buddy and he read back the 1-2-3-4 finishers. I was so close, it paid over 100k. If I hit that thing there would have been one heck of a party in Mexico! · 96 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Great read good sir. I am also on the South Shore of Mass and I am also a die-hard fan of the greatest day of the entire year, Derby Day. I will definately be looking forward to your thoughts each prep! · 96 days ago ·
There’s no better place for seeing promising just turned three-year-olds than Gulfstream Park. You never know when a good one or two will pop up at the South Florida oval, and Friday’s ninth race looks like a prime example. A field of eight young males are set to test their talents going nine furlon...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · To indicate the possibility of the depth of this race, Ease On Bai, who finished last in this race, has come back today(6 days later), and won by 2 1/4 lengths. · 101 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The old idea of the key race which sometimes is predicitve but most often is not of future performance. The horse in race A is meeting an entirely different pace scenario that in race B and that often is the difference NOT strength of field.....Not always predicitve and too dogmatic a concept to accept at face value. · 101 days ago ·
Take one last look at 2013 from all of the HRN Bloggers - with photos and video!Read More
Flying under the radar as a Juvenile before winning the Kentucky Derby is more common than you might thinkRead More
Take a look back at some of the best moments in racing in 2013, month by month.Read More
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  • grandstand · Thanks, everyone! Happy New Year! · 110 days ago ·
  • SSilence86 · That was a fantastic rundown, and surprise my favorite was in November. Flat Out's career finishing win in the Cigar Mile :) · 110 days ago ·
Who was the top American horse of each month? Read on ...Read More
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  • Sully · Hey, FF. I thought the same, but Zipse may be exclusing that because AK didn't race in America that month? · 120 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · I did because at that point it was clear that he was no longer running in America ... a judgement call. · 120 days ago ·
Fewer two-year-old races are being carded each year, and juveniles, collectively, are becoming less tried and tested. This reality has helped diminish the importance of two-year-old racing.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Was looking at Parx race 8.The #1 Awesome Wildcat is coming out of the Nashua Mile.At the 1rst call he was 1 length off of the lead. The bris pace # given to him was average.If you take into consideration it was done on a straightaway and with a little bit of a tail wind.The pace was pedestrian. This makes Noble Moons run,all the more impressive. He picked up horses in the stretch ,that should of had a lot more. What this does for me,is make Cairos Prince a bet against. I am not saying he cannot win. But with the hype and being undefeated in his career. He looks to be the shortest price horse with the most question marks at the distance. · 145 days ago ·
  • proudbird · bookrunner... look out for him · 134 days ago ·
Why didn't Orb ever race in the colors of Phipps stable? Since he was part owned by him shouldn't he have race at least one race with the well known black and red? Sorry for my lack of knowledge. Thanks!
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  • buckpasser · Beat the Drums is by Smart Strike out of Storm Flag Flying, if I remember correctly. · 137 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · She came very highly recommended.I was really looking forward to seeing her. Hopefully she will show herself to be very good on Saturday. · 137 days ago ·
Goldencents is making a late push for the Three-year-old Male Eclipse Award ... a win in the Cigar Mile could be big, but would it be enough?Read More
Of all the problems that racing may have, the most damaging is the disproportionate amount of money that can be made away from racing, compared to what's available on the track.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · If you ran screaming out of live horse racing chat rooms years ago when you supposedly REALIZED the infantile level of their common understanding, how come you're still here? You are ever so confusing. · 157 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Irresistible force. · 157 days ago ·
If Orb was a horse in a storybook, his jockey would have been injured before the Kentucky Derby. His trainer would try dozens of other jockeys, but Orb would not run his best for any of them. In the end, Orb's good friend Jen Patterson would get the mount, earning her jock's licence and riding the horse to victory. :P
Orb will be living in the stall previously used by Bold Ruler, Secretariat, Easy Goer, Unbridled, & Eddington. thoughts?
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  • Ruffianlover · I get ya guys. Chill. All I'm saying is kait asked for our thoughts and I don't have one since I could care less. I care more about how successful he is not what stall he's in. That's all. Don't get your panties in a twist ! · 163 days ago ·
  • Jay S. · RL, I didn't see your comment in the mix of this thread till now. I saw the opener and immediately thought of Swale. Then I thought how nice it is that Orb will be there. Please don't think I was ganging-up on ya. · 163 days ago ·
Stuart S. Janney III and Phipps Stable’s homebred Kentucky Derby-G1 winner ORB has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2014. The millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner will stand for $25,000 live foal stands and nurses.Read More
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  • Buckpasser · I have always he went in all three TC races because of the marketing deal they had with Masserati and of course Belmont was the Phipps-Janney home base. His a Travers wasn't bad, thought he would have done better with an allowance tune up prior to the race. In the JCGC, he not only didn't show up, he didn't even run a lick. With no apparent injury, lack of interest seems to be the culprit IMO. · 164 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Everything is relative,for others the Travers may of been respectable.When you ar talking about the Derby winner and using the term respectable,something is wrong.The Travers was a flat race.He stopped running at the eigth ploe.He was fortunate that nobody was coming at the end.That was a reason i did not like PM going forward.Regardless of a little problem at the start.He could not pass a horse who was running on fumes.The Phipps and whoever calls the shots realized.If they can't have the horse that won the Derby,why risk it.But at what they thought they had.The words respectable and competetive,are not and should not ever be in Orbs or any other horse of that high caliber. · 164 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, has been retired, according to his soon to be new home, Claiborne Farm.
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  • Northport · The Phipps family has sent stallions elsewhere before, so it's not like this was set in stone · 165 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · True, but their best horses go to Claiborne as their mares, at one point over 250, are there and they have had an informal agreement with Hancocks since the 1920's for standing their stallions. Granted Hard Tack stood first at BlueGrass Heights due to his wonderful temperment, but after the success of Seabiscuit and Grog, he was enshrined at Claiborne. Successor started at Claiborne and then was sold to Flag is Up Farm in CA. I would assume POE would stand at Adena as a Frank controls the breeding rights. I do remember one roster at Claiborne back in the late '60's that had Bold Ruler, Buckpasser, Vitriolic, Reviewer and Successor. King Emperor was there I believe at one point too. · 165 days ago ·

Orb - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/28/13Orb8thBel91 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MRon The Greek Palace MaliceFlat Out1:59.70
View DetailsView Video08/24/13Orb3rdSar121 1/4 mDTravers-G1 3 MWill Take ChargeMorenoOrb2:02.68
View DetailsView Video06/08/13Orb3rdBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MPalace MaliceOxbowOrb2:30.70
View DetailsView Video05/18/13Orb4thPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MOxbowItsmyluckydayMylute1:57.54
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Orb1stCD121 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MOrbGolden SoulRevolutionary2:02.89
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Orb1stGP121 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MOrbItsmyluckydayMerit Man1:50.87
View DetailsView Video02/23/13Orb1stGP111 1/16 mDFountain of Youth-G2 3 MOrbViolenceSpeak Logistics1:42.24
View Details01/26/13Orb1stGP51 1/8 mDAlwOC 3 MOrbDuke Of The CityIndy's Illusion1:51.05
View DetailsView Video11/24/12Orb1stAqu21 mileDMSW 2 MOrbFreedom ChildRevolutionary1:38.73
View Details11/10/12Orb4thAqu46 1/2 fDMSW 2 MVyjackClawbackRetreive1:15.48
View Details09/08/12Orb4thBel11 mileDMSW 2 MTizracer New Line Royal Art1:38.38
View DetailsView Video08/18/12Orb3rdSar47 fDMSW 2 MViolenceTitletown FiveOrb1:22.91